If you like the flavors of bacon and tomatoes - you will enjoy this macaroni salad.
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1 2/3 cups uncooked dried large ring macaroni
1 cup ranch dressing
1 small (1 cup) cucumber, seeded, chopped
1 large (1 cup) tomato, seeded, chopped
1 small (1/2 cup) red onion, chopped
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
3 large Land O Lakes® Eggs, hard-cooked, cooled, peeled, chopped
1 cup chopped crisply cooked bacon
*Substitute 1 cup chopped celery.
Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain well; rinse with cold water.
Combine cooked macaroni and all remaining ingredients except eggs and bacon in bowl; mix well. Gently stir in eggs.
Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hours to blend flavors. Stir in bacon just before serving. Serve cold.
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- For creamier salad; stir in 3/4 cup ranch dressing with pasta and 1/4 cup dressing with the bacon just before serving.
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